Originally Posted by JD10367
I thought it was decent. Interesting premise, a few plot twists that were hard to guess, good visual style, great sound (especially in the IMAX where I watched it). It's not a classic, but it was a good watch.
As for The Diminutive One, I don't know why he's so hated. Is it because of his whackjob antics and personal beliefs? I don't know. Why a guy like Travolta gets a pass, while Cruise doesn't, is mystifying. But I've always enjoyed Cruise in his roles; no matter what the role, be it "Top Gun", the "MI" films, "Oblivion", "War Of The Worlds", even "Rock Of Ages", he always does a solid job. Does he have a particular style? Sure. But at least he's good at what he does. He's sort of like Nicholas Cage, or Russell Crowe; he is what he is, and you can't expect him do be Sir Laurence Olivier. But there are a lot worse actors out there.
I didn't say he was terrible, and I understand having him in a film means you have to have all the things he has come to be known for. I enjoy him in certain films, but from start to finish I just couldn't enjoy this, and I went in wanting to love this. I love apocalyptic films, but this one just sort of lies there, never really interesting me or jarring me out of the boredom it forced me into. Beyond disappointed. I understand and respect your opinion, especially given your profession, but I will definitely not recommend this to anyone I know.